A little over six months after he moved to the official residence of the Chief Minister ‘Cauvery,’ BS Yediyurappa is on his way out citing poor vaastu.
He is set to return to his private residence, ‘Dhavalagiri,’ in Dollars Colony in Sanjay Nagar after amavase (New Moon ) which falls on September 17.
On his 77 birthday on February 27, Yediyurappa had moved to the official residence after forcing former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to vacate the premises. After making the home vaastu complaint, he occupied ‘Cauvery’ but not before performing special poojas and homas (fire sacrifice).
It was not just his vaastu consultants, but the police too had requested Yediyurappa to move to Cauvery for security reasons. Even after becoming the CM in July 2018, he continued to stay at ‘Dhavalagiri,’ for seven months.
No positive vibes
Sources said that the CM is moving house since he does not get positive vibes at the official residence, ‘Cauvery.’ He has not been getting restful sleep at nights and after he tested covid-positive, his general health has also been affected, said sources. Floods in the State and other administrative challenges have troubled him since, they added.
To ease some of these problems, the CM is said to have decided to move to ‘Dhavalagiri’ on September 17. In all probability, he will move out of ‘Cauvery’ on September 18, sources said. Yediyurappa will, however, continue to retain the bungalow as an office with ‘Krishna,’ his home office behind Cauvery.
Yediyurappa was keen to move to ‘Cauvery’ as his predecessor had completed a full five-year term in office while staying here.
Lucky for Siddu
Former CM Siddaramaiah was unwilling to move out of Cauvery as his vaastu advisers had said he would become the CM again if he stayed there. Siddaramaiah became the first CM after late Devraj Urs to complete five years in office (2009-2013) while staying at ‘Cauvery.’
A self-declared agnostic, Siddaramaiah continued to stay in the bungalow even after his term ended. He got it allotted in the name of then Minister KJ George in the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. When he became Opposition leader, he had written to the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) to allot ‘Cauvery’ to him as he is entitled to government quarters.
As the CM too was keen to move here, the DPAR didn’t entertain Siddaramaiah’s request and allotted him a bungalow on Gandhi Bhavan Road.